n.; pl. canaliculi
a small channel or canal. Canaliculi occur, for example, in compact bone, linking lacunae containing bone cells. Bile canaliculi are minute channels within the liver that transport bile to the bile duct. Lacrimal canaliculi drain tears into the lacrimal sac (see lacrimal apparatus).

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  • Canaliculus — Can a*lic u*lus, n.; pl. {Canaliculi}. [L.] (Anat.) A minute canal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canaliculus — [kan΄ə lik′yo͞oləs] n. pl. canaliculi [kan΄ə lik′yo͞olī΄] [L, dim. of canalis, groove: see CANAL] Anat. Biol. a very small groove, or canal, as in bone …   English World dictionary

  • Canaliculus — A canaliculus is an anatomical term used to describe a small passageway.Examples include:*Canaliculus (bone), a small channel found in ossified bone *Canaliculus (parietal cell), an adaptation found on gastric parietal cells *The lacrimal… …   Wikipedia

  • Canaliculus — Ca|na|li|cu|lus [...kulus] der; , <aus lat. canaliculus, Verkleinerungsform von canalis, vgl. ↑Canalis> kleiner Körperkanal (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Canaliculus — kanaliukas statusas T sritis histologija, ląstelių chemija, histologinė chemija, audinių kultūra atitikmenys: lot. Canaliculus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tarpląstelinė medžiaga …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Canaliculus — kanaliukas statusas T sritis histologija atitikmenys: lot. Canaliculus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tarpląstelinė medžiaga …   Medicininės histologijos ir embriologijos vardynas

  • canaliculus — noun (plural canaliculi) Etymology: Latin, diminutive of canalis Date: circa 1839 a minute canal in a bodily structure • canalicular adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • canaliculus — (plural canaliculi)) 1) a small branch of a canal or duct; (plural canaliculi) 2) a small tubule interconnecting lacunae to neighbouring capillaries …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • canaliculus — n.; pl. uli [L. dim. canalis, channel] 1. A minute canal. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Lepidoptera, an elongate sclerotized structure that functions as a support or guide for the aedeagus. 3. (BRYOZOA: Stenolaemata) The large style inflecting… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • canaliculus — canalicular, canaliculate /kan l ik yeuh lit, yeuh layt /, canaliculated, adj. canaliculation /kan l ik yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. /kan l ik yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. canaliculi / luy /. Anat., Zool. a small canal or tubular passage, as in bone. [1555 65; < …   Universalium